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Lebanese Architect Awards announced- 10 prizes awarded in the presence of the UIA

Lebanon Architecture News - Mar 1, 2017 - 13:27   17816 views

Lebanese Architect Awards announced- 10 prizes awarded in the presence of the UIA

Lebanese Architect Awards announced in Beyrouth, 10 prizes awarded in the presence of the International Union of Architects (UIA). UIA Treasurer Fabian Llisterri and former (2011-2014) UIA Secretary General Michel Barmaki were present at the Biel Exhibition Center in Beirut for the opening of the Lebanese Architect Awards Festival on Thursday 16 February 2017. 

Mr. Barmaki represented the UIA on the 9-member jury that examined 36 internationally celebrated projects created over the past 10 years by Lebanese architecture firms based both in Lebanon and abroad.

The Festival was a truly cosmopolitan event, a celebration of Lebanese achievement in the field of architecture throughout the world. Organized as a platform for the exchange of ideas, skills and networking opportunities, and sponsored by 60 business partners including prestigious construction material suppliers and real estate developers, the event has also featured 3 distinguished guest speakers and over 10 000 visitors.

The international jury for the Lebanese Architect Awards bestowed 10 prizes in 8 categories: Private Housing, Residential Housing, Mixed Use Buildings, Education, Arts & Culture, Hotel & Leisure/Sports Facilities; Restoration, Retrofitting and refurbishment; Public Spaces; Sustainable Architecture; Crowd Award and the Winner of All Categories.

See 10 awarded projects below:

Lebanese Architect Awards announced- 10 prizes awarded in the presence of the UIA

Private Housing:  Karine Fakhre & Diana Sawaya, D House (Ain Al Kharoube - Mount Lebanon)

Lebanese Architect Awards announced- 10 prizes awarded in the presence of the UIA

Residential Building: Jean-Marc Bonfils, East Village (Mar Mikhael)

Lebanese Architect Awards announced- 10 prizes awarded in the presence of the UIA

Mixed Use Building: Hashim Sarkis Studios, Byblos Town Hall (Byblos)

Lebanese Architect Awards announced- 10 prizes awarded in the presence of the UIA

Education, Arts & Culture: Maroun Lahoud, St Elie Church (Brih – Chouf)

Lebanese Architect Awards announced- 10 prizes awarded in the presence of the UIA

Hotel & Leisure/Sports Facilities: Galal Mahmoud - GM Architects, O Beach (Jordan)

Lebanese Architect Awards announced- 10 prizes awarded in the presence of the UIA

Restoration, Retrofitting and refurbishment: Antoine Fishfish & Michel Daoud, Souq Haraj (Tripoli)

Lebanese Architect Awards announced- 10 prizes awarded in the presence of the UIA

Public Spaces: Zeina Kronfol, Karantina Play Garden (Karantina – Beirut)

Lebanese Architect Awards announced- 10 prizes awarded in the presence of the UIA

Sustainable Architecture: Maha Nasrallah, Casa Batroun (Batroun)

Online/Crowd Award: Bernard Mallat Architects and Walid Zeidan Imad Gemayel (Landscape Designer), Cluster H ''The Backyard'' (Hazmieh)

Top image: Winner of All Categories: Lina Ghotmeh for the Estonian National Museum (Tartu, Estonia)

All images courtesy of Lebanese Architect Awards

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